Reimbursement Advocacy Petition
Over the years, the Adult Day Services industry has faced a steady rise in Cost of Living expenses with no increases in rate compensation in our a decade. Recently, the extra cost associated with the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected our ability to operate our centers, including hiring staff.
To avoid high turnover rates, industry standards usually involve compensating our direct service staff 35%-50% over minimum wage. With this said, we are facing an even more significant hurdle with Florida's minimum wage increasing 75.23% over the next five years. Increases will start at the end of September 2021 with a 16% increase from $8.65/hr to $10/hr, continuing with a steady growth of $1.00 yearly until it reaches $15/h.
FADSA's team is preparing for the 2022 Florida Legislative Session, which will occur on January 11, 2022. The minimum wage increase is causing a damaging impact on all home- and community-based care providers. Our priority is to have our legislators address and recognize the risks of not taking action promptly.
FADSA needs every Florida Adult Day professional to take action to increase awareness of this critically urgent policy priority to lawmakers, the media, and the general public.
We must take action to maintain provider sustainability and minimize consequences
of the forthcoming $15/hr minimum wage.
Follow the 3 easy steps below:
Other things you can do:
Contact Local Media
Address a county litigations meeting
Schedule meeting with lawmakers
For additional information or assistance, please contact:
Chairman of National and Regional Operations
Florida Adult Day Services Association FADSA